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nder pain of being put to hard, but honest, labor. By order of Major Gen. Butler. R. S. Davis, Major and A. A. G. The campaign in the Southwest--the advance of Hurlburt and M'Pherson. The Federal force which is now advancing into East Mississippi, and before which in retiring Gen Polk has evacuated Meridian, is under the command of Gen Sherman, and consists of two army corps--the 16th and 17th, under Hurlbut and McPherson. The cavalry to attend the expedition left Memphis for Corinthat line which intersects Jackson, Meridian, Selma, and Montgomery. It seems plain that Gen. Sherman's troops in the field should, after securing Jackson, proceed due east to Meridian, the junction of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad with the Southern Mississippi. From Vicksburg to Meridian the distance is one hundred and forty miles, which is about equal to the distance from Meridian to Mobile. We suppose that the railroad connecting Meridian with the base of supplies at Vicksburg can be ra